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    Submission Open 01.01.2017
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    Submission Closed 15.07.2017
  • We are here
    Selected Projects Announced 28.09.2017
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    Global Grad Show 13.10.2017
Submission Open 01.01.2017
WE ARE HERE Submission Closed 15.07.2017
14-18 November 2017 13.10.2017
Global Grad Show 13.10.2017

Royal College of Art

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The Touching Illusion

The touching illusion is an interactive device that uses physical sensations and virtual reality (VR) to help train medical students to identify tumors by touch.

Palpation, the application of touch to the surface of the body, is considered an essential clinical skill. As with any skill, it is best learned through repetitive practice with constructive feedback. Unfortunately, many medical students lack access to hands-on learning of this skill. The touching illusion's VR training simulator provides a virtual alternative. It uses virtual and physical feedback to guide users through a series of tumor identification tests. Visual information, delivered through a VR headset, is complemented by physical sensations provided by an interactive model. The game-like experience then provides instant feedback on the user's performance.

Royal College of Art

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www.rca.ac.uk
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The Touching Illusion

The touching illusion is an interactive device that uses physical sensations and virtual reality (VR) to help train medical students to identify tumors by touch.

Palpation, the application of touch to the surface of the body, is considered an essential clinical skill. As with any skill, it is best learned through repetitive practice with constructive feedback. Unfortunately, many medical students lack access to hands-on learning of this skill. The touching illusion's VR training simulator provides a virtual alternative. It uses virtual and physical feedback to guide users through a series of tumor identification tests. Visual information, delivered through a VR headset, is complemented by physical sensations provided by an interactive model. The game-like experience then provides instant feedback on the user's performance.

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